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    The psychoanalytic theory “The divided self” by Rd Laing describes how everyone has multiple personalities that changes depending on the environment they are in. McMurphy from the novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” is a prime example of someone with a divided self. He is placed in an environment that challenges and tests him as a person. As a result, he has created his own two personas each with their own goals and moral compass. Nurse Ratched, his main antagonist, knows about his personal problems and exploits it. She enjoys humiliating the patients in front of McMurphy because she knows there is little he could do about it. McMurphy is torn between doing what is necessary to get out and helping his friends. By applying Rd Laing’s “The…

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    difficult to calm down the child. This usually results in the parents being frustrated and not being able to figure out what’s wrong with the child. Especially, when they’ve covered all the common reasons children cry like being wet, hungry, or tired. So, the only other option they feel like they have is to let the child cry it out. However, there are other options that can be used when faced with a situation like this. Behaviorism, the Psychoanalytic Theory, and the Attachment Theory provide…

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    Overview of Karen Horney's and Erich Fromm’s Psychoanalytic Social Theory Psychoanalytic theory according to Karen Horney's psychoanalytic is about the cultural and social conditions, it began during childhood time, and she believe it has a significant effect on one’s personality. Similar with many other psychoanalysis, Horney also believe a lot of Sigmund’s observations and his finding, but she objected to most of his interpretations, including his notions on feminine psychology (Theories of…

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    The Cognitive theory is basically how things change over time. As time goes on and you associate with people and different places and see different ways people believe, their attitude and how they see things in the world. In some cases you may be brought up to think one way but as years pass by you see what you think would work better for you. Time changes you and helps you understand things better. An example of that is saying you were raised up to be of the Baptist religion, but you make a…

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    Psychoanalytic theory is seen in “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner through the protagonist, Emily who displays some psychological problems of, fear of intimacy which can be connected to Erik Erickson Ages of Emotional Development, intimacy vs isolation, fear of abandonment which also can be connected to his trust vs mistrust AED, and oedipal fixation which connects to autonomy vs shame/doubt. According to Lois Tyson professor of English at Grand Valley State University, and Author,…

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    Lacan from symbolism and Phallus-centric ideas to the psychology of women and femininity Freud had spent many years writing his first psychoanalytic publication, The Interpretation of Dream (1900), in which he advanced the principals of his new Doctrine (Kurzweil:13). He considered the essence of femininity in Oedipus Complex; so, after he had become convinced that the Oedipus myth is universal and that the boy’s first desires are for his mother. Based on this, he could also expect that the…

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    Oedipus Complex In Hamlet

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    and ambition behind the act of deceit. Hamlet is the main character who displays the aspects of human nature. He is undergoing an inner debate on whether or not he wants to kill Claudius who is now not only his uncle, but also the king after his father’s death by getting together with Hamlet’s mother. The audience understands his frustration with his mother and uncle’s actions, but one theory suggests that Hamlet is longing for revenge against his uncle only because he wants to be romantically…

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    Analysis of “The Lottery” and “The Cask of Amontillado” Psychoanalytic theory is based on Freud’s idea that we can realise what does person’s thinks and feels if we look at what he or she perceives in his mind (Psychoanalytic Criticism (1930's-present)). Moreover, it follows that by analysing one of the author’s characters we are really analysing the author itself. We do not need to believe this as a whole. We believe based on experience and on some Psychological theories, that the main…

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    the desire for attention, companionship, communication, and the feeling of wanting to be understood? Humans never want to be alone so to satisfy desires self-confidence has to be high and happiness tends to be a goal to reach. Through Charlotte Perkins Stetson book, The Yellow Wall-Paper a journey to these desires is shown. Stetson shows how the narrator, who is speaking for Jane, loses touch with common reality and starts a battle within her mind; this “tug-of-war” includes the conscious and…

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    Holden Caulfield, a sixteen year old boy living in New York, has been sent to multiple boarding schools and share many similar experiences with J. D. Salinger, the author of The Catcher in the Rye. Holden is not like normal teenagers, who are full of life, crave adventure and look forward to new experiences. In contrast, he hates many things, gets depressed, especially around young children, and thinks that everybody; but, mostly adults are phony. On a psychological level, there are many factors…

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